Ray Carpenter

Board observer

Ray Carpenter is the Chief Financial Officer for DIRECTV and is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions, real estate, and supply chain.

Ray has held a number of leadership positions across the telecommunications and media industry, including advertising, mergers integrations, investor relations, and financial operations.

Prior to joining DIRECTV, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Xandr, where he oversaw financial operations including financial planning, accounting, client financial services, and real estate. Before Xandr, Ray served as Senior Vice President of Finance supporting AT&T’s Entertainment Group, where he was responsible for the financial operations of AT&T’s video, broadband, and wired voice businesses offered to US consumers. Ray has led organizations within AT&T and its subsidiaries that range from merger integration to investor relations to pricing and corporate financial planning.

Having joined AT&T in 2004 as part of the Financial Leadership Development Program, Ray has been fortunate to recruit and retain high performing teams that apply intensity and integrity to their approach to leading the business. These characteristics, coupled with a data driven perspective and desire to be a trusted business partner, have allowed Ray and his teams to help AT&T bring innovative services and offerings into the technology, communications, and media industries. Prior to joining AT&T, Ray worked as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley in Napa, California.

Ray earned his MBA from Texas Christian University and his BA in Political Science from Sonoma State University, where he graduated with distinction while playing intercollegiate football. Ray is a CFA® charterholder and serves on the board of 826NYC, a New York based non-profit dedicated to supporting underserved children in creative writing and communication.

Ray and his family live in Weston, Connecticut where his two daughters, two dogs, and a far too expensive cat keep him and his wife on their toes.

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